Containing markers in interleaved relationship Patent #: 4244660
ApplicationNo. 06/231418 filed on 02/04/1981
US Classes:281/38, Leaves281/31, With pockets283/38, Book283/40, Book283/42, Book402/79SHEET
ExaminersPrimary: Bell, Paul A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB42F 13/00 (20060101)
B42F 21/00 (20060101)
DescriptionBACKGROUND AND SUMMARY OF INVENTION
In the preferred construction, the pockets have blank areas of the tabs for indexing the material noted on the pages between the separators, and surfaces of the pockets that face away from the separators have areas on which the notes can bewritten to indicate the contents of the pockets.
The pages and the separators are preferably bound by rings, wire or other mechanical binding that permits the book to be opened so as to lie flat with the pages and separators in the same plane when the book is open wide and pages and separatorsare in substantially the same plane.
Ring or mechanical binding preferably extend through openings in the pages and the separators so that pages that have been written on can be conveniently marked with a pen or pencil or torn from the book and placed in an adjacent pocket so thatpages can be rearranged in any sequence for binding the pages together in any desired order.
Other objects, features and advantages of the invention will appear or be pointed out as the description proceeds.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING
In the drawing, forming a part hereof, in which like reference characters indicate corresponding parts in all the views;
FIG. 1 is a diagrammatic view of a mechanically bound book with the pages held in assembled relation by rings that open up to pass through holes near one of the vertical edges of the book, commonly referred to as a "three-ring binder";
FIG. 2 is a sectional view, partly broken away, taken on the section line 2--2 of FIG. 4;
FIG. 3 is a separator which is used to separate groups of pages from one another, each group being a theme section;
FIG. 4 is a view showing the book of FIG. 1 in an open position;
FIG. 5 is a fragmentary view of the vertical edge of the second separator of the book shown in FIG. 4;
FIG. 6 is a fragmentary view of the vertical edge of the third separator;
FIG. 7 is a similar view of the fourth separator, the book shown in FIG. 4 having only four separators with vertical dimensions which use approximately the upper half of the separators, but if tabs of lesser vertical height are used moreseparators can be employed; and
FIG. 8 is an enlarged sectional view taken on the line 8--8 of FIG. 4.
DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
FIG. 1 shows a book 10 which is preferably a blank book with a front cover 12 and a back cover 14 enclosing pages 16. The pages 16 are ordinary writing paper and they are held in the book by the binding mechanism 18 which may be a loose-leafring metal or it may be any wire binding device having two or more rings which extend through openings 20 as shown in FIG. 3. In FIG. 1 there are separators 22 which are made of heavier paperboard than the pages 16 and these separators 22 are wider thanthe horizontal width of the pages 16 and each of the separators has a tab 24.
The book has a number of pages for writing on for a selected theme. The book 10 shown in FIG. 4 has a group of pages 16 which are turned forward over the front cover 12 until the first separator 22 is reached and the separator has a tab 24 whichis a continuation of 22.
There is a pocket 28 which is secured to the front of the separator 22 below a top edge 30 of the pocket 28. The heavy paper sheet which covers the lower part of the separator 22 beginning at the line 30 is formed into a pocket by having anupwardly folded edge 32 at a bottom mid-location. The pocket at the location 30 has no connection with the full height of the separator but the edge of the separator at the folded edge 32 is adhered to the panel 22 of the separator in the same way asthe panel 32 is folded up and secured to the main separator panel 22.
Referring again to FIG. 1, there are other pages of ordinary writing paper 36 which are located behind the main panel of the separator 22 and these pages 36 fill the space between the separator 22 and a separator 38. The construction of thepocket below the mid-location 30 in FIG. 4 is of similar construction as shown in FIG. 5 where the pocket begins at the horizontal line 40 and there is a tab 44 which extends beyond the vertical edges of the paper 36 in the same way as described in FIG.4. A tab 46 (corresponding to tab 32 in FIG. 4) extends horizontally to form a partial bottom for the pocket and a vertically extending tab 48 (corresponding to tab 34 in FIG. 4) forms the closed vertical end of the pocket which starts at the upper edge40.
The description thus far has pockets covering the lower half of each of the separators 22, 38, 38a and 38b, and it will be seen that each of the separators has a pocket on its rearward side which is identical in construction with those on theforward side, the sheets forming the pockets being outside the lower portion of the separators 22, 38, 38a and 38b, the pocket sheets respectively confronting both the front face and the rearward face of the separators.
FIG. 8 shows separator panel 22 as the middle sheet, whereby front sheet 28 and panel 22 define the front pocket, and whereby rear sheet 32' and panel 22 define the rear pocket, both pockets being of such width as to accommodate insertion ofunfolded sheets 36 that have been removed from the binding.
The preferred embodiments of the invention have been illustrated and described, but changes and modifications can be made and some features can be used alone or in different combinations without deparating from the invention as defined in theclaims.
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